The Joey Scout Section is all about:
• Discovering the world around them
• Developing friendships
• Experiencing greater interactive experiences
• Physical activity
• Using broad imagination and play
In this section, Joey Scouts are welcomed into the global Scouting movement to begin their adventurous journey through Scouting.
Creativity and imagination are key for this age group. Through their adventures, Joey Scouts are encouraged to try new things, explore emerging interests, and enjoy the activities that they themselves have chosen to do. With the support and assistance of Joey Scout Leaders, our Joey Scouts decide what they want to do, when they want to do it and where they want to do it.
Going outdoors is one of the best things about being a Scout. Joey Scouts go camping, discover new places, try adventurous activities and learn about the world around them. Through engaging with nature and learning in the outdoors, Scouts will start to imagine more about the world around them.
The Joey Scout section may be the first time these Scouts have experienced the community outside of their own family and school. Joey Scouts will work with local community groups, help others in their local area, and learn about the diversity of people and places in their community. Joey Scouts are able to start understanding the roles they can play in the community, and how they can help make it better.
Joey Scouts will learn about their own developing personalities and constantly discover new things they can do and learn about. Through personal challenges, Joey Scouts are able to pursue activities and interests they want to explore further. They are challenged to push their boundaries, try new things, and to reflect on what they have learned about themselves.
Joey Scouts have the opportunity to start developing leadership skills, planning activities and taking on leadership roles to help their Patrol complete challenges.
Joey Scout Meeting Times
Joey Scouts generally meet once a week for around an hour to an hour and a half depending on the Scout Group and the program. Joey Scouts will also participate in weekend activities, overnight camps and sleepovers as well as attend Group nights.
Group nights are where all sections at your Scout Group attend on the same night to participate in joint activities and are generally held once a term. It is a great way for the youth in the Group to get to know each other and makes linking to the next section an easier progression.
Joey Scout Leaders
All Scouts WA Leaders have a Working with Children Check card issued by the Department of Communities and a National Police Check. Cub Scout Leaders undertake nationally accredited leader training specific to the Cub Scout section.